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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3093–3100

Selection of dark modes in resonators with conical reflectors

Yurij N. Parkhomenko, Boris Spektor, and Joseph Shamir  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 19, pp. 3093-3100 (2011)

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Selection of modes containing different dark regions was studied in resonators with conical reflectors. The possibility of selecting whole subgroups of such modes was shown in circularly symmetric resonators. To handle single-mode selection employing extra intracavity spatial filters, modified integral equations and a numerical method of their analysis are proposed. Usage of the filter symmetry reduces the size of the four-dimensional matrices corresponding to the equation kernels, and they are analyzed by algorithms for two-dimensional matrices with the best convergence. The optimum resonator parameters for effective selection of different dark modes are found.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2011
Published: June 20, 2011

Yurij N. Parkhomenko, Boris Spektor, and Joseph Shamir, "Selection of dark modes in resonators with conical reflectors," Appl. Opt. 50, 3093-3100 (2011)

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